Ballerina Sylvie Guillem bows out with Boléro in Japan

French dancer brings curtain down on glittering career that included performing with Nureyev and becoming the youngest ever étoile

After a career that defied convention, the French ballet dancer Sylvie Guillem went with the traditional for her final act, bowing out with a performance of Boléro in the Japanese city of Yokohama.

A capacity audience of 2,400 burst into 15 minutes of rapturous applause as she left the stage, which was covered with bouquets of flowers.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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